is nonetheless a new monograph, presenting the very latest versions of Korsgaard's central arguments. And it is a truly remarkable achievement, readable, learned, humane, and passionate. It is also beautifully written. Above all, it is exciting
. Korsgaard is far from unscholarly, but -it seems to me- she is not afraid to be thought unscholarly because she takes risks that more costive and timid academics might eschew. Good for her." --Philosophy
"Should you cause yourself to read a copy, you shall constitute yourself well." --Constantine Sandis, Metapsychology
"Korsgaard's project is highly ambitious, philosophically interesting and important. She pursues this project in a very original way, drawing together strands of thought from seemingly very different philosophical traditions in surprising ways, and the resulting synthesis is remarkable for its philosophical power and unity. As usual, Korsgaard's writing is engaging and pithy throughout, and it is hard not to be drawn inot the text. Anyone interested in the nature of morality, normativity or action should read these books." --Analysis Advance Access
About the Author
Christine M. Korsgaard
earned her B.A. at the University of Illinois in 1974, her Ph.D. at Harvard University, where she studied with John Rawls, in 1981, and an LHD at the University of Illinois in 2004. She is currently Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. She works on moral philosophy and its history, practical reason, agency, personal identity, and the relations between human beings and the other animals.